Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter

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Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 22, 2011 - Religion - 182 pages
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Acclaimed as the greatest dramatist of all time, William Shakespeare needs little introduction. Or does he? Going beyond Shakespeare the writer and actor, Graham Holderness explores the fact and fiction, tradition and myth, surrounding Shakespeare's life.

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Review: Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter

User Review  - Ronald Lett - Goodreads

A valuable overview of the precise misogynistic influences that can be traced from the original sources and artifacts that led to the compilation of modern bibles and their interpretations. It is ... Read full review

Review: Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter

User Review  - Goodreads

A valuable overview of the precise misogynistic influences that can be traced from the original sources and artifacts that led to the compilation of modern bibles and their interpretations. It is ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

April D. DeConick is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University (Houston, Texas). She specializes in early Christian history and theology, noncanonical Gospels, and gnostic and mystical traditions. Her books include Seek to See Him: Ascent and Vision Mysticism in the Gospel of Thomas (1996); Voices of the Mystics: Early Christian Discourse in the Gospels of John and Thomas and Other Ancient Christian Literature (Sheffield Academic, 2001); Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas: A History of the Gospel and Its Growth (T. & T. Clark, 2005); and The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation, with Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel (T. & T. Clark, 2006) and The Thirteenth Apostle: what the Gospel of Judas really says (Continuum, 2007). She has also edited the collection of papers, Paradise Now: Essays on Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism (SBL, 2006).

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